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Black Country Living Museum

Victorian lady -


Tipton Road
West Midlands.
United Kingdom


Tel : 0121 557 9643
Fax : 0121 557 4242

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Visit the award-winning Black Country Living Museum and join in with 300 years of history like no other. One of the most extraordinary open-air museums in the UK, the Museum immerses visitors into the sights, sounds, smells and tastes of the past. Explore original period shops and houses and meet the Museum’s costumed characters along the way - they’ll explain what it was like to live and work in one of the world’s most heavily industrialised landscapes.

You’ll uncover the industrial past of the Black Country as you descend on foot ‘into the thick’ of underground drift mine and face the harsh reality of a coal miner’s life in the mid-nineteenth century. You’ll also see sparks fly as our chain maker forges a link of one of the main exports in the region during the industrial revolution. See the impact the Black Country had on the world as you step inside a full scale working replica of the world’s very first working steam engine – the Newcomen, made in 1712.

Ride a bus or take a tram down to the Museum’s Canalside village. Explore the past as you step inside the shops and houses that were once in the Black Country. Discover weird and wonderful treatments of the past in Emile Doo’s Chemist; indulge yourself in our Victorian sweet shop; test your times tables in our school or watch a film in our 1930s Lime Light Cinema. Once you’ve worked up an appetite, grab a bag of our traditionally cooked fish and chips or quench your thirst in the Bottle & Glass Inn where a warm welcome awaits.

What’s more… you can pay for just one day and visit for 12 months with the BCLM UnChained Pass

Dudley, West Midlands DY1 4SQ

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Prices & Opening Times for BCLM


On the door:£16.95 Online: £15.95


On the door:£13.50 Online: £12.50

Young people (5-16 years)

On the door:£8.45 Online: £7.45

Children aged 0-4 Free

Family Tickets

Family ticket (2 adults and up to 3 young people

On the door: £48.00 Online: £46.00

Medium Family ticket (2 adults and up to 2 young people)

On the door: £41.00 Online: £39.00

Small Family ticket (1 adult plus up to 3 young people)

On the door: £35.00 Online: £33.00

Essential Carer

On the door:£8.45 Online: £7.45

Car parking £3.00

2016 Opening Times

Wed 13 Jan - Sun 20 Mar (inclusive)

Open: Wed-Sun, 10am - 4pm


Sat 13 Feb - Sun 21 Feb (inclusive)

Open Daily, 10am - 4pm


Mon 21 Mar - Sun 30 Oct (inclusive)

Open Daily, 10am - 5pm


Mon 31 Oct - Sun 18 Dec (inclusive)

Open Wed-Sun, 10am - 4pm


Mon 19 Dec - Sat 24 Dec (inclusive)

Daily, 10am - 4pm


Sun 25 Dec - Tue 10 Jan 2017 (inclusive)


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By Road

The Museum is situated on the A4037, the Tipton Road (DY1 4SQ), only 3 miles from junction 2 of the M5 Motorway via A4123 and 6 miles from junction 10 of the M6, the Museum is easily accessible from the Midlands motorway network. The Museum is signposted from Junction 2 of the M5 and is about 1 mile north of Dudley Town centre.

By Public Transport

The nearest station is Tipton, on the Birmingham to Wolverhampton line, 1 mile from the Museum. The nearest Intercity station is Sandwell and Dudley. The Museum is well served by buses from elsewhere in the Black Country and Birmingham. Contact Centro for details by calling Traveline on 0871 200 2233 or visit

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Black Country Living Museum facilities include:

  • Print in foreign languages
  • Dogs restrictions
  • First aid facilities
  • Of historic, literary or architectural interest
  • Outdoor event/attraction
  • Smoking not permitted
  • Demonstrations given
  • Guided tours available for groups
  • Educational Visits Accepted
  • Suitable for families
  • Delta accepted
  • Group discounts available (min group size)
  • Maestro accepted
  • MasterCard accepted
  • Solo accepted
  • Visa accepted
  • Café/restaurant
  • Picnic site
  • On site parking
  • Parking (charge)
  • Groups accepted
  • Max group size
  • Min group size
  • TIC staff admitted free
  • Toilets

Black Country Living Museum accessibility includes:

  • Ramp/level access
  • Toilets for disabled visitors
  • All areas accessible to disabled visitors
  • Service dogs permitted (eg guide dogs)
  • Designated parking within about 50 metres of main entrance
  • Disability awareness training for all personnel
  • Drop-off point for guests immediately outside main entrance
  • Flat route with no steps from parking area to entrance
  • Hearing loop system available in appropriate areas, eg ticket counter
  • Level access, ramp or lift to a public toilet
  • Level access, ramp or lift to a public toilet suitable for wheelchair users
  • Level access, ramp or lift to gift shop
  • Level access, ramp or lift to restaurant
  • Level access, ramp or lift to ticket issuing point

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